Tom Nemacheck

MARQUETTE, MI--   Things are looking good for Upper Peninsula tourism over the next few months.

Tom Nemacheck is Executive Director of the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association. He says this past winter was tough because snow arrived later in the season, but spring tourism should see a huge jump.  

“We’re going to see potentially record visits as compared to previous springs, even back many years.”

Nemacheck says when the first two COVID-19 vaccines were approved in December people started planning for the summer.

Kurt Hauswirth

ArtPrize displays art from far and wide, and in the case of the Upper Peninsula, represents life and artistic endeavours from a geographically remote region.  Pasqua Warstler, the Artistic Director of the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, Kathleen Conover, Marquette ArtPrize artist, and Tom Nemacheck, Director of the UP Travel and Recreation Association came together to discuss the importance of the UP's representation at ArtPrize.